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Despite Symptoms, migrant’s construction workers Delay Treatment for STIs, Have Unsafe Sex in Botswana


Volume 23, Issue 1, May 2016, Pages 201–206

 Despite Symptoms, migrant’s construction workers Delay Treatment for STIs, Have Unsafe Sex in Botswana

Lesego Selotlegeng and Lingzhong Xu

Original language: English

Received 14 March 2016

Copyright © 2016 ISSR Journals. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract


Background: However much research has been carried out with mine workers, truck drivers, and other migrant groups, few studies have investigated the risk factors of construction workers, which form one of the largest employment groups in Botswana. Materials and methods: This cross-sectional study aimed to assess the level of Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome -risk behavior among construction workers in Botswana. Data of 500 workers was collected using structured questionnaires with purposive method. Results: More than quarter (33.4%) of respondent’s engaged in unprotected sex. Forty point two percent had experienced sex with Commercial sex workers. Multivariate analysis discovered that living with friends/relatives [Adjusted Odd Ratio 95% Confidence Interval; 2.7(1.89-6.01)], and monthly salary [Adjusted Odd Ratio 95% Confidence Interval; 2.0(0.83-3.85)], were statistically significant to influence condom use efficacy. Conclusion: The paper suggest that migrant worker’s lack of awareness about the need to receive prompt treatment, the lack of monetary resources, mostly among women, are all conceivable reasons that people in the study delayed seeking treatment.

Author Keywords: Migrant Construction workers, Sexual Transmitted Infections, Condom use, Knowledge about Human Immunodeficiency Virus.


How to Cite this Article


Lesego Selotlegeng and Lingzhong Xu, “Despite Symptoms, migrant’s construction workers Delay Treatment for STIs, Have Unsafe Sex in Botswana,” International Journal of Innovation and Scientific Research, vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 201–206, May 2016.